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Semiconductors

, Volume 52, Issue 6, pp 745–749 | Cite as

Heterostructures of Single-Wavelength and Dual-Wavelength Quantum-Cascade Lasers

  • A. V. Babichev
  • A. S. Kurochkin
  • E. C. Kolodeznyi
  • A. V. Filimonov
  • A. A. Usikova
  • V. N. Nevedomsky
  • A. G. Gladyshev
  • L. Ya. Karachinsky
  • I. I. Novikov
  • A. Yu. Egorov
Semiconductor Structures, Low-Dimensional Systems, and Quantum Phenomena

Abstract

The results of development of the basic structure and technological conditions of growing heterostructures for single- and dual-frequency quantum-cascade lasers are reported. The heterostructure for a dual-frequency quantum-cascade laser includes cascades emitting at wavelengths of 9.6 and 7.6 μm. On the basis of the suggested heterostructure, it is possible to develop a quantum-cascade laser operating at a difference frequency of 8 THz. The heterostructures for the quantum-cascade laser are grown using molecularbeam epitaxy. The methods of X-ray diffraction and emission electron microscopy are used to study the structural properties of the fabricated heterostructures. Good agreement between the specified and realized thicknesses of the epitaxial layers and a high uniformity of the chemical composition and thicknesses of the epitaxial layers over the area of the heterostructure is demonstrated. A stripe-structured quantum-cascade laser is fabricated; its generation at a wavelength of 9.6 μm is demonstrated.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Babichev
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. S. Kurochkin
    • 2
    • 3
  • E. C. Kolodeznyi
    • 2
  • A. V. Filimonov
    • 1
  • A. A. Usikova
    • 4
  • V. N. Nevedomsky
    • 4
  • A. G. Gladyshev
    • 1
  • L. Ya. Karachinsky
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  • I. I. Novikov
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  • A. Yu. Egorov
    • 2
  1. 1.Connector Optics LLCSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.ITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI”St. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.Ioffe InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia

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